The new Covid Employer Refund Scheme has been designed to use existing infrastructure and processes and can be put in place immediately. The Scheme allows employers to make a payment equivalent to the Covid Unemployment payment (of €203) to workers who are temporarily laid off and are receiving no other wages payment from the employer.
The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 (the “Bill”) was published last night with details of a wage subsidy support payment scheme introduced as part of the response by the Government to COVID-19 (the “Scheme”). The Scheme is administered through the Revenue Commissioners and aims to provide a special subsidy to employers
With the extreme downturn in business activities for some caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, business owners may be forced to reduce their staffing levels for a period of time. If this is the case for you and your business please follow the below information: You have two options: To “lay staff off” i.e. they are